In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Fragment of the equestrian statue of King George III (tail)
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Thomas De Witt was born in Kingston, New York, into a Dutch family of long ancestry in New York. A doctor of divinity, De Witt became one of the pastors of the Collegiate Dutch Reformed Church in New York City in 1827. He joined The New-York Historical Society in 1838, and two years later was elected a vice-president, an office he was to hold for nearly 30 years; he also served as the thirteenth president of the Society (1869-71).
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